We are currently in Beta version and updating this search on a regular basis. We’d love to hear your feedback here.

Home

Learn more about the story behind our new brand identity.

Read more

Nico Saieh

Architectural Photographer based in Santiago, Chile

BROWSE ALL FROM THIS PHOTOGRAPHER HERE

Arctic Architecture: 17 Projects that Explore Different Heating Techniques in Interior Spaces

Some of the most picturesque projects are those built in the mountains; the rustic cabin wrapped with a floor-to-ceiling glass panel that overlooks the snow-covered trees. Visually, the architecture exudes an enchanting feeling, but is it truly a habitable space? When houses are built on an elevation of 3,000 meters, installing a fire element alone is not efficient or sustainable. Spaces on such altitudes or particular geographic locations require to be treated thoroughly, beginning with the architecture itself. Whether it's through hydronic in-floor heating systems or wall-mounted chimneys, this interior focus explores how even the most extreme winter conditions did not get in the way of ensuring optimum thermal comfort.

PokoPoko Club House / Klein Dytham architecture. Image © Nacasa & Partners© Peter EckertGoatbarn Lane / Renée del Gaudio. Image © David Lauer PhotographyEastwatch House / F9 Productions. Image © Jason Buss+ 21

10 Houses with Sofas Built in to the Architecture

Implemented as a means to take full advantage of space, built-in furniture has grown in popularity as well as ingenuity as designers tackle the needs and tastes of a wide range of users. It's ability to adapt and integrate into architectural spaces allows it, through a variety of configurations and materials, to fulfill various functions; however, this poses an interesting question. Is it truly the furniture that adapts to our living spaces? Could it not itself become the protagonist and creator of the spaces that we project?

AD 23 House / Apio Arquitectos

© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh+ 23

Canela, Chile
  • Architects: Apio Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3229 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Home Control, Leaf Panel, Nuprotec, Tejas de Chena

Punta Chilen House / Baltazar Sánchez

© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh+ 27

Ancud, Chile
  • Architects: Baltazar Sánchez
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  400
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016

Cultural Centers: 50 Examples in Plan and Section

How many times have you been faced with the challenge of designing a cultural center? While this may seem like quite a feat, many architects have had to design a program that blends a community center with culture.

Among the projects published on our site, we have found numerous examples that highlight different responses, from flexible configurations to sites that prioritize central gathering areas for citizens and activities. See our series of 50 community centers and their plans and sections below.

Cortesía de Mecanoo© Adam Mørk© Gonzalo Viramonte© Stephan Lucas+ 148

Open Air: New Ways We Can Live Together in Nature

“We need a new spatial contract." This is the call of Hashim Sarkis, curator of the Venice Biennale 2021, as an invitation for architects to imagine new spaces in which we can live together. Between a move towards urban flight and global housing crises, the growth of more low-rise, dense developments may provide an answer in the countryside. Turning away from single family homes in rural areas and suburbs, modern housing projects are exploring new models of shared living in nature.

© Shu He© HG Esch© Christian Wöckinger© Dio Guna Putra+ 13

Después del Domo / Claudio Torres Salazar + Yuji Harada + Clarita Reutter Susaeta + Emile Straub

© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh+ 33

House T+T / RLL Estudio Arquitectura

© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh+ 23

San Fernando, Chile

Prebarco House / 2DM

© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh+ 18

Litueche, Chile
  • Architects: 2DM
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

VH House / [ b e l e v ê ]

© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh© Nico Saieh+ 18

Chicureo, Chile
  • Architects: [ b e l e v ê ]
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  385
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Red House / Panorama Arquitectos + dRN Arquitectos

© Roland Halbe© Roland Halbe© Roland Halbe© Nico Saieh+ 23

Cachagua, Chile
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  245
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AB Kupfer, Cementos Melon, Cerámica Santiago, KBE, Luxaflex

The Beauty of Exposed Wooden Trusses

© Koichi Torimura© Shigeo Ogawa© Matthijs van Roon© Shigeo Ogawa+ 28

Timber trusses are wooden structural frameworks used to support roofs or other heavy structures. Fabricated from a series of triangles linked by a ridge beam and purlins, wooden trusses are structurally advantageous due to their high strength-to-weight ratios and corresponding ability to support long spans. However, these structural components can also be used for aesthetic ends, and when left exposed, can complexify, beautify, and open an interior space.

School Architecture: Examples in Plan and Section

For architects, schools are often complex structures to design. They must provide a variety of spaces for education, and also consider sports and recreational activities. But beyond its size or surface, the greatest challenge is to design an area that fosters a positive pedagogical environment for children. Below, a selection of +70 school projects with their drawings to inspire your proposals for learning campuses.